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Last Girl Lied To

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing?

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.

Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Imprint
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Laurie Flynn
May 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this! If you like dark, twisty YA psychological thrillers, I hope you'll enjoy reading!
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The twist at the end was perfect! I wish I could say the same about some of the characters.
At first, I really liked Fiona, but as the book kept progressing, she started to get on my nerves. And why on earth do all the relationships in this book need to be kept so incredibly secret?
Oh well, it was entertaining enough.
danielle ☾
I received an ARC of this from the publisher from a giveaway here on Goodreads! Thank you!

ah, the dreaded two-star review. by goodreads standards, it means the book is okay. and the book wasn't bad, at all, but if i ask myself if it was good, i just kinda "eeeeeeehhhhhh" to myself because i don't know. last girl lied to certainly isn't bad but it's definitely not something i'm going to tell everyone around me to read because it really is a lot of "ok."

i really don't think there's a single chara
Sierra Elmore
Content warnings: Suicide, death of a loved one, grief, alcoholism

"Because it was easy. Sometimes it was fun to be someone else.

Like all of Laurie's work, Last Girl Lied To gripped me hard and didn't let me go. Part thriller, part character study, part searing discussion of how girls are treated/treat ourselves in society, this story explores a friendship gone horribly wrong.

After her vivacious best friend, Trixie, dies by suicide, Fiona is lost until she realized that Trixie may not be dead
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last Girl Lied To is a fast, gripping young adult contemporary about Fiona, who is reeling from the death of her best friend, Trixie. Fiona and Trixie became friends when Fiona decided that she couldn't handle being with her so called "friends" anymore. She and Trixie became incredibly close, at least on Fiona's end, but Trixie's death, which was ruled a suicide has her reeling.

Over the course of Last Girl Lied To, Fiona navigates through her past with Trixie, her own demons, and tries to find T
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Yeah, so...not a thriller.

A mystery with angsty teens who spend their time...angsting.

I ended up being a little surprised by what exactly happened to one of the characters, but not all surprised by the 'who' in all of this.

Finally, the pacing is a bit slow. Every so often it picked up, but then it slowed down to glacial.

OK read.
Marc Bougharios
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read YA thrillers, in fact I didn't even know that this was a YA novel until I picked it up before reading. It was one of those books I instantly bought because the cover told me it was a thriller so it was an impulse buy. If the title has the word"Lie" in it, presume it is a thriller.

I actually really enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would. I'm a HUGE fan of books that have people that go missing or deaths ruled as a suicide because 9 times out of 10, it's not a sui
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

Fiona’s best friend Trixie commits suicide a year after Toby, a popular jock chose the same manner of death. Soon Fiona imagines they’re both alive with new identities. Her longtime crush Beau, Toby’s brother, is in a seemingly permanent alcoholic stupor so Fiona turns to Jasper, Trixie’s friend with benefits. Fiona soon begins to suspect she never really knew her friend.

LAST GIRL LIED TO is filled with liars, those who tell big lies, those who tell small ones. Fiona constantly makes po
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper

The premise of this book sounded incredible, and I went with pretty high expectations because I enjoyed her debut novel back when I first read it, but unfortunately I was so let down by its outcome. This was more a personal me thing, but I had so many issues with it, and though there were certain elements that I liked and found intriguing, those didn’t redeem the story for me.

I feel like there was something about this plot and charact
Krystal Jane
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is well-written, but I wouldn’t call it any kind of thriller. Maybe I’m wrong, but even an “emotional” thriller should be exciting or at least surprising. EVERY single chapter was Fiona obsessing about her crush or her missing friend, both of whom had so many issues, that it really made Fiona look bratty in comparison with her constantly whining about her weight. The crush and friend were also incredibly unlikable, which meant I didn’t care about them at all. Also, there was a “secret” - so ...more
I had a really hard time getting through this book. The characters were either boring or annoying to me, the plot wasn’t making me want to find out how things ended, and there just wasn’t anything spectacular about this book that made me excited to pick it up each time to read it.
Isabelle (the Book Dutchesses)
The main mystery in this YA novel is whether Trixie actually committed suicide or if she simply wanted to disappear (as her best friend Fiona thinks). But there were a lot of smaller mysteries throughout the story as well. All of these were slowly revealed in short chapters. Especially the chapters about the past were super short. This made for a super quick read. The alternating chapters between past and present really worked for me. I was so compelled to just keep on reading and reading. The w ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Took me ages to get into this one. Not sure the ending was worth the wait.
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Macmillan/Imprint for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

I wish I could have you guys feel this book. It is so smooth. I love it.

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Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Last Girl Lied To was a suspenseful, dark read full of secrets for you to discover! I really liked the writing style and thought it was unique. I loved the fact that the narrator was unreliable. That makes it harder for the reader to figure out the mystery, which I love! I liked the fact that the characters were flawed. I really enjoyed reading Last Girl Lied To! If you like mysteries then you should pick this one up!
Gaby (lookingatbooks)
Dec 07, 2017 marked it as to-read
I’ll read anything Laurie Elizabeth Flynn writes!
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Toby and Trixie both disappear, no bodies for the funerals. Fiona is dead set that Trixie did not kill herself as people claim. She was her best friend after all-wouldn't she see it coming? Trixie was fierce, she was different, she was everything Fiona wasn't. Why would she walk into the ocean when she knew she couldn't swim? There has to be more to the story.

Fiona begins a quest to try to find her friend, but he efforts lead to a whole lot of her past that she wanted to leave behind, but also
Apr 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Dnf @ 55%

Please dont waste your precious time

Read something like Harry Potter (or reread ;) )
The narrator is one of the hypocritical annoying person someone could be. The book had potential but it was so slow. I figured it out and skimmed to the end and low and behold i was right. I hate it. I hate when authors play that card, making a character a villian just to benefit someone else or fit into the plot. Guys dont bother to read this. Its a steaming pile of angst with a winy mc and an annoying
The Reading Raccoon
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Thank you Negalley and the publisher for the advanced copy.
I actually really liked this missing person/teen mystery in a category that is sometimes crowded with wildly unrealistic scenarios and unnecessary drama.
Fiona and her issues in love, friends and body image felt raw and authentic.
The mystery around the suicides of two complicated high school students keeps you guessing until the end.
Highly recommended for readers of YA contemporary that enjoy heavier topics.
As much as I enjoyed the first couple of chapters, it became pretty boring and slow halfway through. I think that's my usual problem with books these days, the pacing. I just hate it when a book drags. I felt bad for Fiona. She didn't have a strong sense of self. She was lost without a clique. I wasn't really surprised with the ending, but it was sad. (view spoiler) ...more
Lauren R.
Interesting! This was super addicting to read; I loved the short chapters. I really like that this was about Fiona kind of finding herself and getting out of the shadow of her friends (Jenny, Allison, Trixie), while trying to find Trixie and what may have happened to her. The mix of past and present painted a good picture of their friendship, flaws and all.
Jenny Brown
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh Fiona wow
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Stephanie
Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Now And Then
Bonus Factor: Sex, Lies, And Secrets
Anti-Bonus Factor: Toxic Friendships
Relationship Status: Locker Drama

Read the full book report here.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
This was not the thriller I was promised. It was an okay read.

I have a lot of thoughts around this and will try to gather my thoughts soon. FRTC


Full review can be found here:

This is going to sound really bad but once I finished this book, I completely forgot everything about it. As I sit here now trying to write my review, I am struggling to remember anything about it. I know it was disappointing and not twisty, turney, or any type of thri
Apr 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Last Girl Lied To was an okay mystery that was made more intriguing with its time-jumping chapters. Trixie was a girl full of mystery and it was clear why the main character, Fiona, was drawn to her. Fiona was complex as well, especially as the reader got to see her life and routine when she first met Trixie and after Trixie's apparent suicide. There were some insights from Fiona about her weight and her body image but that minor arc never had a satisfying conclusion. Speaking of conclusions, I ...more
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.

Actual rating: 3.5 stars (this seems really nitpicky, but I'll get into my reasoning in a bit)

This book started off on a really high note. The writing was intense, with alternating chapters told in 2nd person, short vignettes about the past written to a girl who is long gone and whom the narrator is desperate to find. Then, as the book went on, there was less and less action
Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)
This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger.

Last Girl Lied To is a fast-paced, psychological thriller perfect for fans of Kara Thomas’ The Cheerleaders! The chapters are very short (only a couple pages each) and bounce between the past and present. I devoured this book as it was exactly what I needed to get out of a reading rut. I loved watching the different threads unfold of Trixie’s disappearance and seeing how everything would turn out in the end.

*This ARC was provided t
Elizabeth Mathis
Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing?

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.

Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn't want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former f
Fiona once was a golden girl, one of the cheerleaders for her high school. As the book opens, she reflects on the relationship that changed her life and the woman who is now gone. In many respects, Trixie Heller is the opposite of Fiona. She's confident, bold, and secure in her own skin whereas Fiona feels anxious about her appearance and where she fits in. She quits the cheerleading squad and spends most of her time with Trixie. While everyone is sure that Trixie died by suicide as she walked i ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Last Girl Lied To is the first book by L.E Flynn that I’ve read, and I really enjoyed it. It’s a haunting read of loss and tragedy. Of mistakes and regrets. Of jealousy and dreams.

This book tells the story of Fiona as she struggles to process all her emotions around the disappearance and presumed death of her best friend Trixie. The writing is poetic in places and there are some really beautiful images inside these pages, with some absolutely killer cliffhangers. Seriously, some of the pages I
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Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario with her husband and children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick), along with Last Girl Lied To and All Eyes On Her, under the name L.E. Flynn. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All.

Her debut adult fiction novel, The Girls Are All So Ni

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